Local 372, SAFEST & Jaggo Community Press Conference

On Tuesday, information pills September 6, medications 2016 Local 372, pilule SAFEST & Various Elected Officials came together at City Hall to call for Halal and Kosher meals to be served at NYC Public Schools. Muslim students and Jewish advocates spoke of their experiences of being in school and having peanut butter & jelly sandwiches as their only option. School lunch should reflect on the diversity of the students within our public schools.
Local 372 Executive Vice President Donald Nesbit stated that “New York City Public Schools is a microcosm of the diversity that is New York City. If we acknowledge the observance of Jewish and Muslim holidays, we- as advocates for education need to recognize the nutritional needs of our observant Jewish and Muslim students. We need to invest in all of our children . Some students may not have the privilege of having a healthy, balanced diet provided to them at home, and the meals provided at our Public Schools may be the only opportunity they may have to eat healthy.┬áStudents who are not properly nourished impacts student attention, comfort & classroom engagement. Children are 20% of our population, but 100% of our future.”

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